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Newman Wachs Racing will make its return to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway this coming weekend for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Australian Cameron Shields and American Nolan Siegel will make their Grand Prix of Indianapolis debuts on the track’s challenging 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Both drivers are looking to better their St. Pete results, targeting solid top-10 finishes and valuable points in the championship.
“After having two months off, I’m really looking forward to getting back to the track,” offered Brian Halahan, NWR Team Manager. “I know Nolan and Cameron have been using this down time to go over data and video from last year’s Indy GP, with the focus on further improving their racecraft. I think we’re going to do quite well at the Indy GP and I look forward to seeing the outcome.”
NWR’s drivers will be on-track starting on Thursday (May 9) with a pair of test sessions followed by an official series practice. On Friday (May 10), they will compete in two qualifying sessions as well as the first race of the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Indianapolis doubleheader. On Saturday morning (May 11), Siegel and Shields will run the final on-track session with Round 2.
CAMERON SHIELDS – #73
Hometown: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Sponsors: Dependable Sheds, HRX, Vision Sports Science, Speak Up For Sport, The Sports Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF)
Current Championship Standing: (15 pts.)
Quote: “After a long break between rounds, I’m ready to hit the track for GP of Indy later this week! I’ve been able to utilize the time we have had off to go through our previous performances and between myself and everyone at NWR, we are all feeling very confident about the month of May! The opportunity to drive at such an incredible venue is a privilege very few people get to have, and I believe it is a track that will benefit both myself and my teammate – Nolan.”
NOLAN SIEGEL – #37
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Sponsors: Menlo Ventures
Current Championship Standing: 14th (16 pts.)
Quote: “Since St. Pete, I have been looking forward to getting back in the car and building off of all the progress we made over the last race weekend. Getting to drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a dream of mine for a long time too, so it’s going to be an amazing experience and I can’t wait to get there.”
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course)
Length: 2.439 miles (3.90Km)
Type: Road Course
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